Statement on Evros Fires and Far Right Mobilisation

JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT   Fires, Pushbacks and the Far Right: Misplaced Blame and the Mobilisation of Violence Against People on the Move in Evros ___________________________________________________________________________   24 August 2023   Year upon year Greece is impacted by deadly wildfires, but this summer has reached devastating levels. The average total of land destroyed each year […]

The Network for Children’s Rights Calls for Prime Minister Mitsotakis to Join Coalition of Member States Supporting the EU Regulation to Combat Online Child Sexual Abuse

Today, the Network for Children’s Rights wrote to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling for Greece to support the proposed EU Regulation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.  1 in 5 children in Europe are subject to sexual violence and abuse. Every second, at least 2 images or videos of child sexual abuse are shared online […]

Intervention of 28 organisations to competent Prosecutors on the pushback incident published by the New York Times

Athens, 27 July 2023: In a joint submission to the Prosecutors of the Piraeus Naval Court, the First Instance Court of Mytilene and the Supreme Court Prosecutor, 28 civil society organisations are calling for an effective investigation into potential criminal acts committed in relation to what was published on 19 May 2023 by the New […]

Forced food insecurity at the Lesvos Closed Controlled Access Centre

DATE: 15 June 2023 TO: Mr Daniel Esdras, Minister of Migration and Asylum; Mr Emmanuel Logothetis, Special Secretary-General for the Reception of Asylum Seekers; Ms Patrina Paparrigopoulou, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs; Ms Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs; Ms Beate Gminder, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission (Task Force Migration Management). CC: […]

No monitoring of fundamental rights violations in Greece without independent and effective mechanisms

Athens, June 21, 2023: Greece must guarantee independent and effective monitoring of violations of the human rights of refugees and migrants to restore the rule of law, following the European Commission request to the Greek authorities for an investigation of a push back of refugees by the Hellenic Coast Guard on Lesvos island, documented by […]

Πρόσκληση για την παρουσίαση του βιβλίου μας “Έχω δικαίωμα; Έχω δικαίωμα!” 🗓

Στην εκδήλωση θα μιλήσουν για το βιβλίο τα μέλη της δημιουργικής ομάδας – ο συγγραφέας Πάνος Χριστοδούλου, η εικονογράφος Στέλλα Στεργίου, η Κούλα Πανάγου, η Στέλλα Δημητρακοπούλου, η agent Veronique Kirchhoff, η κοινωνική λειτουργός Δρ. Λίνα Λαχανιώτη και η εκδότρια Μαριάννα Ψύχαλου. Στη συζήτηση που θα ακολουθήσει, θα μιλήσουν οι: Αγγελική Γιαννακοπούλου – καθ. Παιδικής […]

U-Report celebrates its first year of operation in Greece.

U-Report celebrates its first year of operation in Greece. The global platform for youth participation, U-Report Greece, celebrated its first year of operation in Greece, with an event dedicated to the right of teenagers and young people to freely express their opinion on issues that concern them. ATHENS DECEMBER 14, 2022: After a year filled […]

U-Report GR and WeFor join forces to raise awareness around the climate crisis

UNICEF’s platform for the promotion of youth participation, U-Report Greece, and the youth-led organization WeFor, join forces to highlight the views of young people on climate change and amplify their voices ahead of the 27 UN Climate Conference. ATHENS, JULY 25, 2022: The consequences of climate change on children and young people is the topic […]